Dvorak keyboard

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Developed in 1936 and patented on May 12, 1936, the Dvorak keyboard has all vowels and punctuation marks on the left side of the keyboard and consonants on the right side. Due to the placement of keys on the home row and the adaption of the letters to the English language, many Dvorak keyboard users type faster than those using the QWERTY keyboard. Below is a picture of the layout of a Dvorak keyboard.

Dvorak keyboard key layout

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